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Maker(s):Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Culture:Japanese (1797-1861)
Title:Goshuku Meisho [Five Famous Stations]: Yui, Okitsu, Ejiri, Fuchu, and Mariko, from the series Tokaido gojusan eki goshuku meisho [Fmouas Views of the Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road]
Date Made:1838-1842
Materials:Color woodblock print (woodcut) on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Mat: 14 1/4 in x 19 3/16 in; 36.2 cm x 48.7 cm; Sheet: 9 7/8 in x 14 3/4 in; 25.1 cm x 37.5 cm; Image: 9 in x 13 7/8 in; 22.9 cm x 35.2 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. r. (black ink, margin): [Japanese character, Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi Shukuzu]; TITLE: recot, upp. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Tokaido Gojusan eki goshuku meisho]; INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. l. (red ink): [Japanese character, Juni [ill.] / no uchi]; SEAL: recto, lwr. r. (black ink, margin): [Japanese character, Kiwame]; SEAL: recot, lwr. r. (black ink, margin): [a crane within a circle]; SEAL: recto, lwr. r. (black ink, margin): [triple mountain with a dot and a leave beneath]; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, mei futsu [ill.] ro ke / Mariko [ill.] ni ri / utsu no yama judande].
Accession Number:  MH 1973.328.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

A horizontal view of travelers resting to smoke and enjoy the view. From a series of 12 prints. Publisher is Tsuruya Kiemon (Tsuruki) Senkakudo (c. 1720s-1852).

Label Text:
The popularity of Hiroshige’s famous series led to many elaborations on the theme. Here Kuniyoshi, best known for his figurative prints, shows several of the Tōkaidō stations that surround Suruga Bay. The stations are listed along with various local products.


landscapes; mountains; water; stations

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